Barnsley 2-2 PNE

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North End were on the road again after the midweek win over Hull City. A strong PNE squad made the trip across the Yorkshire Pennines.

North End started brightly, having a lot of possession in the first half. Preston had many chances in front of goal, but failed to take their chances.

Allan and Andy, the PNE striker partnership both missed some good chances, Barnsley didn't know what to do. The chances started coming for Barnsley, as they took the lead with their first real shot on goal.

Chris filling in as a makeshift center back tripped in the box to let the home striker in to score the opener. North End couldn't find the net in the first half as the first 45 came to an end.

After a good half time team talk the lads started off again. North End got their reward for being patient and never giving up. Top scorer Andy Dodwell managed to drill a low shot with his right foot past the keeper at the near post.

North End started to take the game to Barnsley, a few of the home players were being treated for cramp through out the match. Preston took the lead soon after, after some good build up play.

Ash, making his first start on the right wing managed to control the ball just outside the box and nod the ball past the helpless keeper. The preston players looked on to build on there lead.

North End couldn't add to their lead as Barnsley levelled the score after a defensive mix up from Preston. The PNE defence failed to clear the ball for the Barnsley striker to nip in to equalize.

Preston almost won the game a the death. Sub striker Pete hit the upright with a curling shot. It was a well earned point for North End, a good point away from home.

Top: Stewart. Alex. Ash, Jimmy, Steve, Johnny, Chris, Allan

Bottom: Atky, Andy, Jimmy, Dan, Des, Mike, Chris, Lewis, Rosie




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